30/10/2013

My Chick-Lit Timeline: Samantha Stroh Bailey (Author Of Finding Lucas)

Fab author, Samantha Stroh Bailey just came back from her Europe/Canada tour with her entertaining debut, Finding Lucas, I described queer-ky and she decided to step on my part of the world to speak a language we all our quite familiar with, Chick-lit!

Stick with her as she goes down memory lane to relay to us, all the Chick-lit that has made an impact on her life from her wee years till present.

My love affair with adult chick lit began quite late, towards the end of university, when my best friend handed me Milk Run by Sarah Mlynowski and said, “Read this.” Well, as a lover of literary fiction and mystery, I scoffed and pointing to her pastel-covered books, I said, “Thanks, but I don’t read that stuff.” Knowing I wasn’t a fan of change, she smiled and said, “Just try it.”

Bridget Jones’s Diary:

Like any chick lit fan, I am itching to get my hands on Helen Fielding’s third installment of Bridget. Mad about the Boy will be published in October, and I think I’ll re-read the first two to get myself in a state of frenzied excitement. Bridget’s madcap antics, hilarious friends and never boring love life changed the face of chick lit forever

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.

I adore, revere and lay at the feet of the incomparable Ms. Weiner. I love her edgy plot lines, imperfect characters and page-turning prose. I have read every single one of her books and have loved them all. I have always wanted to be a writer and her books have fueled my passion and drive.

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

has one of my favorite covers of all time. I love how simple and elegant it is, and the plot line is one of the best ever written.

Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

made me laugh harder than almost any other book I’ve read. Kinsella is a master at writing over the top situations in the most effortless, breezy and likeable voice.

Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

cemented her as one of my favorite writers. Dark, smart and always funny, Keyes is brilliant. I was beyond honored to appear with her in a video launching Wattpad’s chick lit feature. I play it over and over. If only I hadn’t giggled.

Brenda Janowitz’s Scot on the Rocks

was just one of the many Red Dress Ink books I’ve inhaled. I also read the sequel, Jack with a Twist (love that title) and can’t wait to read Recipe for a Happy Life.

Eileen Goudge is one of my writing idols, and while she’s not a chick lit author, per se, she writes women’s fiction like nobody else. In fact, she should have been the first author I mentioned because she wrote some of the Sweet Valley High books and also wrote the Seniors series, which I read long before my BFF handed me her pink books. Goudge is a NYT bestseller and her first novel, Garden of Lies, has sold millions of copies worldwide.You would think that someone so successful and talented would be untouchable. Well, not only is Eileen an incredible writer, but she is also kind, lovely, warm and generous, and I am very lucky to call her a friend. Little did I know when I entered this wacky and wonderful author life that I would become close to such amazing people.

And when I published Finding Lucas, I was introduced to a world of authors who I might never have known had I not fallen in love with my e-reader. I still love to browse bookstores and crack the spine on a new paperback, but incredibly talented, lesser known authors don’t often get their books lining bookstore shelves. Here are some authors you should definitely check out if you love chick lit and women’s fiction!

Meredith Schorr

Francine LaSala

Cat Lavoie

Tracie Banister

Anna Garner/Libby Mercer

Lucie Simone

Lydia Laceby

Brea Brown

Sarah Louise Smith

Janis Thomas

Jackie Bouchard

Nicky Wells

Susan Buchanan

Kathleen Irene Paterka

Patricia Mann

There are so many other books and authors, but since I’ve turned 40, my memory has gone completely downhill. Forgive me if I have missed anyone I have read and adored. I know I have. Whether indie or traditionally published, these books make me smile, laugh and cry. And I would love to see all of these books be made into movies because what’s better than seeing your favorite characters brought to life and done right?

In fact,I’ve never seen Confessions of a Shopaholic. Off to do that now!

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Now that Samantha Bailey has gone through all her shelves with you, if you love her selections, there's no reason not to to stuck your shelves up with her titles (since all these are her influences)

Books by Samantha Stroh Bailey (click image to purchase)

Click here for my review of Finding Lucas.

ATM Samantha is trying her best not to reveal any secrets on her Upcoming novel which is in it's final editing stages, but trust us to get scoop on it [Insert wink here].

Samantha loves it when readers get social so check her out at Twitter | Facebook| Her Fab site.

Big Thank You to Samantha Stroh Bailey for spending time with us after a long pee-stakingly flight. I am grateful.

Signing off,

Kobby.

29/10/2013

Book Review: The Lie by Ashley Fontainne

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Award-winning and international bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is taking her new suspense book, The Lie, on tour! Find out all about the new release, read guest blogs and interviews with Ashley, PLUS enter to win an eBook copy of The Lie, an audio copy of Accountable to None (from the hugely popular Eviserating the Snake Trilogy) and the chance to interview Ashley live on Blog Talk Radio!
   
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'KarmenMoncrille's name has been known throughout the world since the age of sixteen when her first book shot to the top of the bestseller's list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release. The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think. Only Karmen knows the truth behind her introverted nature. Terrified of being asked where her ideas come from, she fears being branded a raving lunatic. Now just a week before her twenty-third birthday, Karmen s world implodes. The madness that haunts her dreams spills over to her reality and she questions her sanity. Suddenly everything has changed and now the world will transform with her. Her last book will unleash the truth and alter mankind forever. Is Karmen's ability to write a gift or a curse? She's about to find out if her entire life is a lie. And why she was destined to write it.'
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A religious thriller that would keep you on tenterhooks and shake your beliefs of what should, and what shouldn’t be worshiped.

Normally, I’d scare away from books that are not all fluffy and humorous and chick-lit to the core. But the blurb of this title reeled me in.

The whole storyline shocked me. I was never suspecting this to be some religious thriller of some kind, just a novel full off mystery and intrigue. Though it never lacked in intrigue, mystery and even horror. I was supposed to be done with this novel by Friday, after explaining to Charlotte from BestChicklit circumstances beyond my control that couldn’t guarantee a review today. But as of Monday, I had consumed a whole 116 pages all through dawn. Woke up this morning determined to finish it because was totally gripped and couldn’t put it away, had to miss a lecture. And it didn’t disappoint.

If you are the type that’s concerned about all the mysteries of religion (like me), wonder if there’s a Heaven or Hell (like me) or worry if there’ll ever be the Armageddon (like me), this book might or not change your perception depending on how you receive the message. I have always been a believer of a Heaven and Hell, but reading this book shed more light to me about the eschatological times than reading any other (Hey, I do Dan Brown too).

To be frank I was scared shitless of Karmen’s plight, marveled at her talent and scared some more about all the dark evil stuff in this title (Can you blame me? I was reading it deep into the night). Karmen is a character to easily grow fond of. Though I found her boring at the opening stages of the book, the back story to her being such a recluse made me go soft on her.

Other characters I was mad for are Emily, Mitchell and the very sinister Kiroly whose actions I was puzzled of. Emily never stopped bringing in the humor, though she was the one who mostly got all speechless and shivering at a corner when darkness befell. Mitchell, with his southern accent, brought this book the doses of romance it needed. And Kiroly, was in fact, the devil himself that made me wonder If the devil in reality could be as sinister and more wicked. No doubt he would, but just the thought sent shivers down my spine.
This book never lacked in surprising moments. They came as a blow through all the suspense at its disposal. And when you think you cannot recover from such blows, a fulfilling end that shows evil would always bite the dust at the fist of good prevails.

But watch out, evil is always seething from defeat and wouldn’t back down till…

I give this book a 
   4.5 star rating, because I would have loved it if the beginning was as fast-paced and very terrifying as the middle.
   
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Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.
   
     
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28/10/2013

Book Review: How Hard Can It Be by Robyn Peterman

Available on Amazon in both paperback and kindle.

Blurb: What happens when an accountant decides to grab life by the horns and try something new? Apparently a pirate named Dave, a lot of pastel fleece, and blackmail—just to start with…

Visualize and succeed, Oprah said. I was sure as hell trying, even if my campaign to score a job as the local weather girl had ended in a restraining order. Okay, TV was not my strength. But a lack of talent has never stopped me before. Which is why I’ve embarked on a writing career. I mean, how hard can it be to come up with a sexy romance?

Leave it to me to wind up in a group of grandmotherly porno writers who discuss sex toys and apple cobbler in the same breath. Also leave it to me to leak an outlandish plot idea to a bestselling author with the morals of a rabid squirrel. And only I could get arrested for a jewelry heist I didn’t commit—by a hunky cop whose handcuffs just might tempt me to sign up for a life of crime. Maybe I’ve found my calling after all…

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Herbie run to my table on his tiny little dentist legs. "He's gay." Herbie informed me triumphantly.

"Really?"

"Yep"—he sucked in his gut and stood up taller—"but I am not." He waggled his eyebrows and grabbed his package.

It was all I could do not to gag-laugh. I closed my eyes and sucked in an enormous breath "That's wonderful... that you're not gay. I'm sure you will make an unsuspecting girl very unsettled someday, but here's the thing... I'm a lesbian. So while I'm fluttered by your outstanding posture, your acrobatic eyebrows, and your crotch handling, I prefer vaginas."

"Really?" Herbie asked dejectedly.

"Really," I assured him.

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OMG. With such an amazingly crazily, hilarious debut. How hard it would be for Robyn Peterman to fall off our Must-Read lists.

Have you ever hated your job so much you hang around your dream workplace for a week which you have no skills for and win yourself a restraining order in the process? Betcha haven't! Or you attended a writers' meeting hoping to meet up with a renowned author but encounter old, shriveled women who write hardcore porn employing all devices you haven't even thought to experiment with? Hmm... not sure I have been there. You think you have the craziest family on the planet? I'm sure you do. But does it consist of a mum who ogles your boyfriend, a dad who's seething to kill your aunt, the said aunt who's worried about little men in her TV and zombies running Wall Street, not forgetting a sister who won't hesitate to make you feel like a piece of elephant shit and above all, the longest and strangest surname fit for a King of every Piece of Shit with an actual 'shit' in it? Even you would run for your life. But Rena doesn't. Just a normal day in her life.

Well, when Rena attends the writers' meeting of porno-writing grannies, she makes an encounter with the boobickious Viper-Bitch From Hell, Evangeline O'Hara, who's known to steal all works of all the porno-writing women in the meeting. How exactly did she get herself writing a dumpsterpiece which should bring down this nutjob's career, getting every single member of her family threatened in the process, apprehended by the hottest cop who shags like a dashing hero in something historical and meeting the most sneakiest, dangerous characters she's ever met in her life who might flick a switch and win her a life sentence.

I choked on my food! The storyline of this book is so one-of-a-kind! You know, sometimes you read Harry Potter, and go like, I wish I had the idea to pen this first. Well, meet Robyn Peterman (and push J. K Rowling off a cliff). It's all you think a plot shouldn't be yet it is. They don't call this fiction, they call this amazing! I sat for hours wondering how this book was crafted, and the more I did the more I found myself hovering around one answer:Robyn Peterman is the real deal—A star to the storyline.

I missed three lectures! It was just exciting as well as distracting to read this book. I have a to-do list. This book showed the finger to it. Though I didn't eat it all up in one sitting (I was a bit selfish savoring every fiber slowly), this book made me make time where time wasn't only to go at a very slow pace!—A star to the suspense.

I peed in three pants! (Uh-oh, I now know why my laundry was twice it's usual size). This book is funny. Very very funny. And I've read the funniest books this year! On my list, it should emerge winner of the Most Pants Peed In award.—Star to the humor.

Oh the characters! I. Loved. Them. All the writer's in the porno group with the strangest secrets in the world to the family, to Rena(!), to the cop who shags like a hero out of a history lesson and even to the evil, Evangeline O'Hara. They were all just marvelous to read about. Ooh, and Vinnie the Vibrator too.—another star.

The one or two sex scenes in this book were eye-popping. Normally, I won't do books that shockingly go all the way there. But with humor in there, I just can't resist [Insert *wink* here].

This book was mind-blowing, fantastic, sextastic so much more, so much more. So...

5/5 stars.

How Hard Can It Be by Robyn Peterman a story of porno-writing grannies, crazy family members, plastic surgeries gone awful and shitty surnames is available on Amazon. Get your copy now. I am not surprised this book has the highest sales ranking I have seen from an indie author. It goes to show that with a power blurb and an excerpt no one can resist, you can write full-time—like Robyn does.

I recommend this book for anyone who doesn't mind getting admitted for multiple broken ribs. Anyone who wants something strangely different. Anyone who hates their job. Anyone who loves to read. Anyone who loves chick-lit that takes you all the way there. And anyone who's a die-hard fan of any porno writing grannies.

I loved this book. I will keep reminiscing about all the good times it brought me...

Can't wait to read Robyn's first book in her new, Hot Damned series.

My work not done here. Off to post my review on Goodreads as well as Amazon.

Shit. Screw Amazon in advance for cropping a chunk of this review!

21/10/2013

The International Book Promo lineup: United Authors Of Chick-lit



Super, super thrilled about The International Book Promo!! As if loving such an ingenious idea should be enough, I am nuts for all the writers who are participating. Hopefully, this would get bigger as years pass. And like a fine bottle of wine, these writers books would go from the best to the bestest. Happy reading all you new fans, and remember, nothing touches an authors heart like a review!






Fasten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in the upright and locked position. Over the next few days, some of your favourite Chick Lit characters will be jetting across the Atlantic to visit with fictional friends on the other side of the pond.



The event kicks off on Monday, 21 Oct. 



On Tuesday, 22 Oct., read about Stella from Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes and Chloe from Lying to Meet You as they travel across the Atlantic to visit each other.



On Wednesday, 23 Oct., it’s time to discover what happens when Emma from The Pollyanna Plan and Kim from Blogger Girl meet.



On Thursday, 24 Oct., Izzy from Izzy’s Cold Feet and Jamie from Finding Lucas will be taking you on a trip alongside their characters.



And on Friday, 25 Oct., Kate from Sealed with a Kiss and Pilar from In Need of Therapy will be chatting about their overseas experiences.



Here’s a little sneak peek at the fun, frothy books and sassy gals featured in our international promo, all of which are priced at £2.99 or less:



Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh Bailey – Daytime talk show producer Jamie Ross is beyond fed up with her toxic bad boy turned metrosexual boyfriend. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, she goes on a hilarious, at-times disastrous, and totally life-changing hunt to track down the ”one who got away.” But are some loves best left behind? Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Lucas-ebook/dp/B007VIIU6A/ Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Lucas-Samantha-Stroh-Bailey-ebook/dp/B007VIIU6A and Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/books/Finding-Lucas/-wfpLcDV6keHZR-T80qCUg

In Need of Therapy by Tracie BanisterHandling the problems of hysterical hypochondriacs, lovelorn neurotics, and compulsive man whores is all in a day’s work for super-shrink Pilar Alvarez. But can she deal with her crazy Cuban family, a trio of unsuitable suitors, and a threat to her practice without ending up on the couch herself? Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/In-Need-of-Therapy-ebook/dp/B008N6Z36Y Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/In-Need-of-Therapy-ebook/dp/B008N6Z36Y and B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-need-of-therapy-tracie-banister/1112265620?ean=2940015006889

Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner – Overworked New York fashion girl Chloe Lane has no time for a real relationship, but when her childhood pal asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test a theory, she decides to go for it. The lies start piling up and things start getting crazy. Will Chloe be able to keep it together? Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Lying-to-Meet-You-ebook/dp/B00EZR5M9I Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-to-Meet-You-ebook/dp/B00EZR5M9I and B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lying-to-meet-you-anna-garner/1116838753?ean=2940148616924

Sealed with a Kiss by Rachael Lucas – Kate breathes a sigh of relief when she's dumped at her best friend's wedding. When she takes a job on the island of Auchenmor, she's determined to have a year off men, but that's before she rescues Flora the seal pup with the help of Roddy, her mysterious new boss... Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Sealed-with-a-Kiss-ebook/dp/B00BE9EUW0/ and Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealed-with-a-Kiss-ebook/dp/B00BE9EUW0/ 



The Pollyanna Plan by Talli RolandEmma Beckett has always looked down on 'the glass is half full' optimists. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancĂ©, Emma makes a radical decision: from here on in, she'll attempt to see the upside, no matter how dire the situation. Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea? Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Pollyanna-Plan-Talli-Roland-ebook/dp/B00AFAW2GK and Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pollyanna-Plan-Talli-Roland-ebook/dp/B00AFAW2GK



Blogger Girl by Meredith SchorrKimberly Long has two passions: her successful chick lit blog and Nicholas, her handsome colleague down the hall. But when her high school nemesis pops onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book and eyes for Nicholas, Kim has to make some quick revisions to her own life story. Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Blogger-Girl-ebook/dp/B00EDTLDSW Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blogger-Girl-ebook/dp/B00EDTLDSW B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blogger-girl-meredith-schorr/1116358028?ean=2940148503125 and Apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/blogger-girl/id686654939?mt=11



Izzy’s Cold Feet by Sarah Louise Smith – Izzy is engaged to Greg, who is everything a girl could want. The trouble is – all she can think about is the men she loved before she met him. In the week leading up to her wedding day, Izzy is forced to ask herself who she loves the most. And, given the choice, who would she want to spend her life with? Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Izzys-Cold-Sarah-Louise-Smith/dp/1909841005/




Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson – TV Producer Stella is over worked, over weight and under fire battling to balance family, career and those weighing scales. In the past she’s always found comfort at the bottom of her mixing bowl but now the most delicious lemon sponge with zesty frosting has no effect. However, life is about to get even tougher... and Stella has to face some truths about herself, her life and her future. Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Girls-Fairy-Cakes-ebook/dp/B005L92JB8 and Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fat-Girls-Fairy-Cakes-Watson-ebook/dp/B005L92JB8





SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:



Tuesday, 22 Oct.

Stella will be on Anna Garner’s blog http://libby-mercer.blogspot.com/ and Chloe will be on Sue Watson’s blog http://fatgirlsandfairycakes.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, 23 Oct.

Emma will be on Meredith Schorr’s blog http://meredithschorr.com/blog/ and Kim will be on Talli Roland’s blog http://talliroland.blogspot.com/



Thursday, 24 Oct.

Izzy will be on Samantha Stroh Bailey’s blog http://samanthastrohbailey.blogspot.ca/ and Jamie will be on Sarah Louise Smith’s blog http://sarahlouisesmith.com/



Friday, 25 Oct.

 Kate will be on Tracie Banister’s blog http://traciebanister.blogspot.com/ and Pilar will be on Rachael Lucas’s blog http://rachaellucas.com/blog/

16/10/2013

Book Review: Unfinished Business By Carolyn Aspenson

Blurb: First in a series by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. This book is a chick lit novel with a paranormal element.

When Angela's mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, Angela's ordinary life turns into a carnival show, starring both Angela and her nosy, dead mother.

It seems Fran's got some unfinished business on earth and she's determined to get it done, no matter what.

When Fran returned, she reignited her daughter's long suppressed psychic gift, one she neglected to mention to Angela, and now Angela sees ghosts everywhere. And they won't leave her alone.

Fran can't help but stick her transparent nose where it doesn't belong, making Angela's life even crazier.

Now Angela has to find a way to keep her old life in tact and help the dead with their unfinished business, all while trying to keep her dead mother out of trouble. And it's a lot for one woman to handle.

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“Oh, shit,” I crouched down in my chair. “Crap. Crap. Crap.”

“What? He heard you, didn’t he? Is he coming over here? Oh my gawd, another ghost at Starbucks. This is so awesome.” Mel squealed.

“Yup. Crap. I’ve really got to learn to keep my freaking mouth shut, don’t I? Crap. Crap. Crap.” I turned away from the parking lot and lowered my head. “Is he looking over here?

"Seriously?”

“Oh, crap. My bad.”

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So Ghost-whisperer. So engaging. So tear-jerking. So fantastic.

Angela Panther, housewife, mother of two, lover of cupcakes, lives a mundane life. Until her mother dies. Yes, funeral planning can be thrilling (thanks to Carolyn's humor), but Angela gains supernatural abilities to see ghosts. These powers, though appealing to her because she gets a second chance with her mum—which not even a few people have, aren't putting her in a good mind frame since she's worried every ghost in town would come knocking on her door for help (which they do).

Already Angela's having major problems of her own handling a teenage daughter who could win a role in a Shakespearean play (if all female leads are that moody), a dad who might be losing his life at any second and a husband who's being hit on by grandmother prostitutes.

But with her mum doing espionage on her granddaughter's affairs and proving to Angela her ability is a gift and not a curse, would Angela be able to master her 'gift' or would she give up altogether and get back to boring housewife duties, great sex with her husband and discussing topics such as ass-bleaching with her best friend, Mel?

I must confess, I am a fan of Ghost-whisperer! I loved, loved it. So you should know my level of excitement when reading this book. If you've been on this blog for a while, you will know I am also a big fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt. Is there any reason to rate this book poorly and say how much I detested it?

No.

This book made my week. Carolyn Ridder made my week. It's official, I've been drawn to the dark side. I have stated day-in-day-out that I don't do books that are paranormal and have no basis in reality, but reading Addison Westlake and now Carolyn Ridder, I've gotten to know that paranormal could be portrayed in daylight (betcha surprised too!) and written so chick-litty you can't help but fall.

I have to give a star to the stotyline. Despite it's lack of originality, Carolyn Ridder makes this unique with the introduction of her own twists and turns and engaging characters.

I can't do justice to this review if I do not state how much I am a sucker for the themes in this number. Carolyn's portrayal of loss injecting blasts of humor and suspense awards this book with tear-jerking and laugh out loud moments. With themes that are still fresh (seriously, who hasn't dealt with loss—the loss of a parent and the problem of moving on after recovery), I'm sure this title would be just so relatable to everyone. It's no secret we all wish we could see the dead, get back with our loved ones who died, have a second chance with them, and reading about one character who just has it is both intriguing and frankly, bugging (ugh, not fair at all)— star to that.

I love the life the characters in this title had. They were just so real and fully developed sometimes I thought this book was more than fiction. From the adorable little son, Josh who was so thoughtful and understanding (despite his age) and acted quite mature to Emily, the drama queen teen. The lovely husband so like David Conrad in Ghost Whisperer, and Mel, the cupcake-obsessed friend.

This book didn't lack OMG moments. And at moments when things were going a bit low tempo Carolyn shocks you with a discovery that leaves you on tenterhooks. Even the end of this book just made me want more. A real Ghost Whisperer season finale ending.

It's obvious I am giving this book five stars.

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I recommend this title to anyone who is a sucker for Ghost Whisperer (like I am). Anyone who's in for something humorous yet carries a soulful and dense message. Any woman finding it hard raising their kids and wondering what MTV is doing to teens of today. If you also see ghosts or have always wanted to you would adore this title. Or you want to transform your boring housewife life, Angela Panther might help you with the transformation.

Can't wait for the next installment in the Angela Panther series coming out this November.

My work not done here. Off to post my review on both Goodreads as well as Amazon.